Spiriva Respimat prescribed for?
Spiriva Respimat is prescribed to people with lung diseases and treats asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up. This helps relieve troubled breathing and makes breathing easier. Spiriva Respimat must be used regularly to be effective. It is a maintenance treatment that does not work right away. It should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. If you have sudden wheezing or shortness of breath, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed.
Spiriva Respimat Information
Follow the instructions for test sprays in the air when using the inhalation device for the first time. Spray away from the face to avoid getting medication in your eyes. A slow-moving mist means the inhaler is working.
Inhale this medication by mouth, usually 2 sprays once daily. Don't exceed 2 sprays in 24 hours. Avoid getting the medication in your eyes as it can cause eye pain/irritation and temporary blurred vision.
When using the inhaler, seal your lips tightly around the mouthpiece. Rinse your mouth after using the inhaler to prevent dry mouth and throat irritation. If using other inhalers simultaneously, wait at least 1 minute between each medication.
Use this medication regularly at the same time each day for maximum benefit. Do not increase the dose or use it more often or longer than prescribed. It won't improve your condition faster and can increase side effects. Clean the inhaler's mouthpiece at least once a week as directed.
It may take 4 to 8 weeks to experience the full benefit of this drug when used for asthma. Know which inhalers to use daily and which ones for sudden breathing worsenings (quick-relief drugs). Consult your doctor on what to do for new or worsening symptoms. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsen.
The list provided below includes drugs that are recognized to interact with Spiriva Respimat. However, it is important to note that this is not an exhaustive compilation of all potential drug interactions.
- Singulair (Montelukast)
- Fluticasone Nasal
- Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone / Vilanterol)
- Ventolin Hfa (Albuterol)
- Magnesium Oxide
- Proair Hfa (Albuterol)
- Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol)
- Potassium Chloride
- Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol)
Disclose all of your current medications, including prescription medications and OTC products, to your doctor. They will assess the potential interaction and determine whether it is beneficial to use both drugs together. If not, adjustments need to be made to your treatment plan.
Few known side effects of Spiriva Respimat Tabs. Please note that this is not a complete list of all possible side effects of Spiriva Respimat.
- non-specific chest pain
- dry mouth
- runny nose
- blurred vision
- urinary tract infection (UTI)
- high blood pressure
- sinus infection (sinusitis)
- difficulty urinating
- sore throat
- upper respiratory tract infection
- oral thrush
- increased heart rate
- urinary retention
Please inform your doctor about any side effects you experience. If you find these side effects difficult to manage, contact your doctor for medical advice.
Frequently Asked Questions About Spiriva Respimat
Spiriva Respimat 2.5mcg cost in Canada
- 60 doses - $94.50 USD ($1.58 per doses)
- 120 doses - $178.50 USD ($1.49 per doses)
- 180 doses - $239.40 USD ($1.33 per doses)
Spiriva Respimat is usually taken once daily. The standard dosage is one inhalation (2.5 micrograms). It's important to use the inhaler correctly and regularly to get the full benefit of the medication. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for accurate dosage instructions.
Spiriva Respimat is a long-term medication for COPD. It helps open your airways and makes it easier to breathe. The effects can start within 30 minutes and last up to 24 hours.
It may take several days to weeks to see the full benefits of the medication. Talk to your doctor about how to use Spiriva Respimat safely and effectively.
Spiriva Respimat is not for asthma attacks. It is for COPD. For asthma attacks, use short-acting bronchodilators like albuterol. Always follow your doctor's advice.
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